As part of the project, property condition surveys will be conducted to understand if construction activities may have any impact to nearby structures. This will also be used to track any impacts following construction.
The levels of vibration currently generated from rail operations are below any level that would cause structural damage to a building, even over a long period of time. The limits set by the Environmental Protection Authority are designed to minimise human annoyance and is 25 times below the vibration level likely to case structural damage to buildings.
As part of this project the State Government is looking to minimise vibration from the rail operations. One mitigation method to be implemented includes installing anti-vibration ballast matting under the freight and passenger rail tracks.